"This important study is a mandatory acquisition for libraries with serious collections on the 20th century."--Choice
"A short review cannot do full justice to the thoroughness of Stevenson's arguments or his careful integration of diplomatic analysis with the consequent military and budget decision processes. This volume deserves the widest possible circulation...It provides a set of key understandings about the road to war in the age of 1914, or in 1997."--Journal of Military History
"...enhances and clarifies our understanding of the devastating decisions reached in July 1914."--American Historical Review
"Stevenson's book...is one that specialists cannot afford to miss....the account is rigorous, detailed, and demanding, yet consistently readable and clear."--The Key Reporter
About the Author
David Stevenson is a Lecturer in International History at London School of Economics.